Second primary melanomas in a cohort of 977 melanoma patients within the first 5 years of monitoring

Source: MDLinx, November 2019

In this prospective cohort study, researchers quantified the risk and examined the time of occurrence of second primary melanoma (SPM). In addition, they identified risk factors for SPM and evaluated the usefulness of total body photography (TBP) and digital dermatoscopic documentation (DDD) for SPM detection. The study sample consisted of patients with recently diagnosed melanoma who underwent sequential clinical and dermatoscopic examinations for up to 5 years. According to findings, 46 of 977 patients developed SPM.

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